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post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
i think this topic has been done before but the Search option didn't produce many relevant results. anyway, what are the best ways that you guys know of to wash your jeans (when they absolutely must be washed) and keep most if not all of the dirt and/or rust that might be part of the wash (796, 82H, 764..)? cos as great as Diesel is, once the dirty embellishments come out, they have the potential to look kinda lame.. like my now 'clean' 82H's. thanks for any suggestions.
post #2 of 16
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wow this topic really has been done a million times already.. sorry. but in a previous post i saw that blm recommended an organic detergent. i'm not sure what brand etc. to look for as far as that goes. and diesel_dreamz gave his recipe which seemed to have been criticized by some but it looked good to me. anyways we really need some good honest wash recipes if in fact that one was no good.
post #3 of 16
as with all garments the best way to retain the original look and feel is to hand wash in cold water with a mild detergent. Ivory soap will work, and is about the mildest one out there.

I use gentle cycle, cold water, and turn the jeans inside out. I believe that the brand I use is called Third Generation. Its definately something like second or third or fourth generation...
post #4 of 16
don't wash your jeans. dude at denim gallery said he hasn't washed his in over 4 years to retain the wash of his original rabox 770s (i think)
post #5 of 16
That's f-ing DIRTY! Ok, I can understand not washing your jeans for a certain period of time but never washing them is just wrong. All that dead skin, dirt, salt and stains......damn......I try to avoid washing them alot but when the need arises i'll wash them. Hand wash. cold water, spin cycle, hang dry. It works, i know people who think it doesn't, obviously have hardly any knowledge of course.
post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by diesel_dreamz
That's f-ing DIRTY! Ok, I can understand not washing your jeans for a certain period of time but never washing them is just wrong. All that dead skin, dirt, salt and stains......damn......I try to avoid washing them alot but when the need arises i'll wash them. Hand wash. cold water, spin cycle, hang dry. It works, i know people who think it doesn't, obviously have hardly any knowledge of course.
Well if you shower EVERY time before you wear them and only wear them a couple of times I month you could probably go for a long time without washing them but I'm kind of slob so the wash would probably get ruined worse because of me spilling shit on myself and getting splashed by cars than any washing ever would...

Anyways, if you've ever owned like cashmere sweaters which, in terms of fabric sensitivity, is way more tough to clean than any diesels ever could be and they all say hand wash cold water dry flat. So if you must wash them then I would do that if you're really anal. I'm not, and also I work full time and stuff so like I said, gentle cycle cold, washed separately inside out and use a free-and-clear or organic detergent and not too much of it and you should be fine.
post #7 of 16
I have a really nice cashmere sweater that I have washed it once. . It is in no way dirty and I wear it may 2-3 x a year. I agree with the other posts; some good detergent and hand washing would be the best,
post #8 of 16
if you only walk indoors in air conditioners..i never wash them at all...no need to really.. as long as my sweat glands dont start working..im fine . btw your finger nails are as dirty as a public toilet lid...so if you freak out about the "insides" of your jeans being dirty..maybe peeling off your nails is a good start for hygiene =) ...would that hurt though?
post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by aipume
if you only walk indoors in air conditioners..i never wash them at all...no need to really.. as long as my sweat glands dont start working..im fine . btw your finger nails are as dirty as a public toilet lid...so if you freak out about the "insides" of your jeans being dirty..maybe peeling off your nails is a good start for hygiene =) ...would that hurt though?
Meh people freak out in our society about 'germs.' You know what, a lot of people's kitchen countertops are more likely to make them sick than their toilet lids, public or not! Your whole body is crawling with bacteria all the time, they increase in numbers geometrically for gods sake! Do you really think squirting some purel on your hands is going to do anything? Anyways you would never want to cease exposing yourself to so-called germs (a misleading and disingenuous term if I ever heard one - are we talking about bacteria? viruses? prion!?) because the first rhinovirus you contracted would kill you.
post #10 of 16
personally i have one pair of zathans , really normal wash that amazingly looks better as you wash it more often (i like to watch its growth! really interesting), and the rest of my jeans i dont use unless i know im going somewhere that it wont get dirty really.
post #11 of 16
Thread Starter 
hmm i think i know that you mean by the jeans getting better with more washes. my x-rotuck 80q's actually look better each time i wash them because for some reason the wash exposes the 'silvery' sheen that seems to be hiding underneath the brown. those very familiar with the 80q wash should know what i'm referring to. if only they werent a size too big, i'd wear them more often.

as for not washing your jeans, i am not opposed to that but the only thing is that for me at least jeans tend to get looser and looser as you wear them and once you wash them they tighten up again and look a hell of a lot better.. which isnt of course the only reason i prefer to wash them but they do seem to increase like one whole size or so if you keep stretching them out during every wear.
post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by diesel_dreamz
That's f-ing DIRTY! Ok, I can understand not washing your jeans for a certain period of time but never washing them is just wrong. All that dead skin, dirt, salt and stains......damn......I try to avoid washing them alot but when the need arises i'll wash them. Hand wash. cold water, spin cycle, hang dry. It works, i know people who think it doesn't, obviously have hardly any knowledge of course.
So funny... [mod edit - useless personal attacks]
post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by Ben
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Originally Posted by diesel_dreamz
That's f-ing DIRTY! Ok, I can understand not washing your jeans for a certain period of time but never washing them is just wrong. All that dead skin, dirt, salt and stains......damn......I try to avoid washing them alot but when the need arises i'll wash them. Hand wash. cold water, spin cycle, hang dry. It works, i know people who think it doesn't, obviously have hardly any knowledge of course.
So funny... [mod edit - useless personal attacks]
Ben, you're far from the definition of cool. And for a second their, i thought you had come to your senses.

On topic with the jeans, they'll eventually wear off after time. sitting down alot will wear off the look on the rear-side of the jeans.
post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by diesel_dreamz
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Originally Posted by Ben
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Originally Posted by diesel_dreamz
That's f-ing DIRTY! Ok, I can understand not washing your jeans for a certain period of time but never washing them is just wrong. All that dead skin, dirt, salt and stains......damn......I try to avoid washing them alot but when the need arises i'll wash them. Hand wash. cold water, spin cycle, hang dry. It works, i know people who think it doesn't, obviously have hardly any knowledge of course.
So funny... [mod edit - useless personal attacks]
Ben, you're far from the definition of cool. And for a second their, i thought you had come to your senses.

On topic with the jeans, they'll eventually wear off after time. sitting down alot will wear off the look on the rear-side of the jeans.
Notice how he doesn't even regard how he changes from saying WARM water in one post and COLD water in another post. Stupid 15 y/o kiddie w/ no knowledge at all.

Dreamz, I think the band wagon is waiting for you.
post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by Ben
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Originally Posted by diesel_dreamz
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Originally Posted by Ben
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Originally Posted by diesel_dreamz
That's f-ing DIRTY! Ok, I can understand not washing your jeans for a certain period of time but never washing them is just wrong. All that dead skin, dirt, salt and stains......damn......I try to avoid washing them alot but when the need arises i'll wash them. Hand wash. cold water, spin cycle, hang dry. It works, i know people who think it doesn't, obviously have hardly any knowledge of course.
So funny... [mod edit - useless personal attacks]
Ben, you're far from the definition of cool. And for a second their, i thought you had come to your senses.

On topic with the jeans, they'll eventually wear off after time. sitting down alot will wear off the look on the rear-side of the jeans.
Notice how he doesn't even regard how he changes from saying WARM water in one post and COLD water in another post. Stupid 15 y/o kiddie w/ no knowledge at all.

Dreamz, I think the band wagon is waiting for you.
Hehehe, thank you for noticing Well unfortunately it seems the only 15 year old here is you, considering your maturity for your age. How old are you? 18-19? Might want to try "acting" that age, sound good?
post #16 of 16
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